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NEW BOOK: John C. Ralston's This Date in San Francisco - 366 Days in the History of Our Fascinating Beloved City - is now available. 713 pages, with an entry for every calendar date of the year, and a few other dates, this is an indispensable addition to all San Francisco history lovers' collections.

Sale Price $29.95 (California residents add $2.62 sales tax, total $35.57, shipping included). If you wish to buy through our web site, please click here. Also available through Amazon web site, and at San Francisco bookstores.

This November, History Press West is delighted to announce a new San Francisco history title, Fremont Older & The 1919 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice, from author John C. Ralston.
A tragic bombing. Two men falsely accused.One journalist seeking justice. On Saturday, July 22, 1916, as “Preparedness Day” parade units assembled south of San Francisco’s Market Street, a terrorist bomb exploded, killing ten people and wounding forty. San Francisco was outraged. Instead of searching for the perpetrators, however, the district attorney used the bombing as an excuse to arrest, try and convict two obscure labor figures without evidence. What became known as the “American Dreyfus Case” led to an international outcry, finally resulting in one defendant’s pardon and the other’s parole—but only after both men had been imprisoned for twenty-three years.

Price $19.99. Books on sale in all San Francisco and Bay Area book stores. Please order the books on the Amason: http://www.amazon.com/ OR Barnes & Nobles web site: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/


Lana Ralston, Realtor®

To learn what I do besides my work, please click here.

To see the list of recently sold by Lana properties click here

My e-mail LRalston@InteroRealEstate.com
My cell (650) 776-9226
e-FAX (650) 887-2134

My Office is Intero Real Estate Services
496 First St, #200
Los Altos, CA 94022

1773 Peacock Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043.
Asking Price $1,195,000

Please check the Virtual Tour:

The front door opens onto a main level with combined living room and dining area lit by a large chandelier. A staircase leads to an upper level with three spacious bedrooms.
The kitchen has a bright bay window, a large granite breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and connects to a spacious family room with fireplace.
Two lower level bedrooms open onto a large wood deck. Additional rooms include a den, an office with built-in-desk, and a laundry room with a sliding door leading to the side yard.
The back yard features a secluded landscaped garden surrounded by fruit trees. The deck provides plenty of space to entertain.

" Five-bedrooms, three baths
" Upper level spacious master bedroom.
" Family room with fireplace
" Kitchen with granite breakfast bar.
" Stainless steel appliances
" Den, office and laundry room
" Two-car attached garage
" Large freshly painted wood deck.
" Garden with fruit trees
" 2,526 sq. ft. living space /5,600 sq. ft. lot
" Built in 1950, expanded in 1989
" Roof is eight years old
" Whisman Elementary district
" Crittenden Middle School district
" Mountain View-Los Altos Union High

Few Reasons why you shall hire Lana Ralston as your real estate agent

If you decide to prepare the house for sale, I have a team of affordable painters, carpenters, cleaners, etc. They are available as soon as the listing contract is signed. The brokers' commissions are negotiable, and fully tax-deductible as selling expenses, as are amounts you spend remodeling. Below is an example of three weeks of preparation for the sale of 290 Iris Way in Palo Alto, 2007. On top, the house before remodeling. Just below, the house just three weeks later.

290 Iris Way before remodeling

290 Iris Way three weeks later

My clients are updated on a regular basis with all sold properties in their neighborhoods. If you have your area request, I will create special information for you only.

I do much more than other agents to sell homes. Click here for a list of 20 crucial points.

With every listing, for the Open House I create historical information about the builder, neighborhood, and architecture style.

History of Eichler Homes

Cape Cod Style Architecture

University Park and Professorville, or how Palo Alto was created.

To read about RIW projects, please click History Projects link.


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